LVN Hospital Jobs - page 2

I've been accepted into the Grayson College LVN program this fall. Yeah! :yeah: Looking through these forums, I've gotten a little concerned about my job prospects. I plan to do either an on... Read More

  1. by   ladside
    Just an update to the Excelsior v/s Georgia. LPNs can now complete Excelsior's program. The only catch is that there is a preceptor period after completion of Excelsior and taking state boards. LPNs with less than 3 years of experience will have to complete 750 precepted hours using a temporary Ga. RN license and LPNs with more than 3 years of experience will have to complete 350 precepted hours. The temporary hours are only for the precepted time, meaning if you needed extra money, you would be working as an LPN. This is listed on the Ga BON website as of June 6th (not sure about the exact date but it was during the first week of June. I read the jargon in the website, contacted the BON via phone and contacted Excelsior College and it was confirmed by all. Yay!!!! So, I'm finishing up before they change their minds again!!
  2. by   KenH
    As far as LVN jobs in the Grayson area
    Both hospitals in Sherman and Denison pay aprox $12.00 Hr
    McKinney, is letting go of all there LVN's, Tenet hospitals in the area are doing the same
    To work in the acute hospital setting, the out lying areas are the best bet, Greenville, Denton, Paris,
    Most of the LVN opportunities will be in the rehab hosp, clinics, nursing homes, home care.

    BTW, I am not trying to be negative; my daughter was just accepted into the LVN program also,
    Congratulations on getting in.
  3. by   carsue999
    I have a bba in health care administration--am 6 months into a lpn program in michigan. Lpn new grads--make between 22 and 26 dollars and hour. I plan on taking the leap from lpn to bsn, am working on classes right now. I wouldn't think of working for $12.00 per hour. That is a disgrace. Southern states i see. Hmm wonder why?
  4. by   imacoolchick
    I am a new LVN graduate and was one of the few lucky ones from my class to get a job. I work for a pediatric clinic that is part of the hospital. I enjoy the work and the people but it took me forever to find a job that was willing to hire me with no experience. there arent that many LVN jobs in the hospital and some that I have seen require at least a year of experience. I am applying to the LVN to RN transition program in Aug and hopefully I am able to get in, but I do have to say that when I become an RN I will treat the LVNs with the respect and dignity that they deserve. We are hard working people and we are not "just an LVN" we are nurses and we deserve to be treated like them. Good luck to you in school, I would give some advice and that is to shine during clinicals make friends with the nurses because they will remember you and dont forget to get letters of recommendation from your teachers.
  5. by   dhinson45
    I have been L.V.N. for over 36 years and completed R.N. thru clinicals and did not take boards due to bone cancer., which was a misdiagnoses. You are so right about the situations. Once had inmate with multiple stabbings and RN was going to adm a very lg dose of moraphine, enough to kill him and I stopped her, she sd thanks and informed the md that his dose was too high, even though she was going to administer it. I love being a LVN as it is hands on and I get close to my patients. Being an " old " nurse has it perks too,you gotta smile.
  6. by   frodo-dog
    I am currently doing my pre and co req's for the RN program here on Arizona. There is a 2 year wait list for the block one of the RN program. But of you have your LPN you can go on the shorter list for block 3. I am thinking of going that route just to cut the time. I tried to get into the Yavapai college, but they changed the entry requirements in May so that you really have to be a Prescott resident with 12 credits already at Prescott and have worked in the nursing field for a year before you have a shot at that college any more.

    Hence the LNP seems like a good stop gap as most college offer an LNP to RN bridge. So I say go for it.
  7. by   GeauxNursing
    Quote from frodo-dog
    I am currently doing my pre and co req's for the RN program here on Arizona. There is a 2 year wait list for the block one of the RN program. But of you have your LPN you can go on the shorter list for block 3. I am thinking of going that route just to cut the time. I tried to get into the Yavapai college, but they changed the entry requirements in May so that you really have to be a Prescott resident with 12 credits already at Prescott and have worked in the nursing field for a year before you have a shot at that college any more.

    Hence the LNP seems like a good stop gap as most college offer an LNP to RN bridge. So I say go for it.
    that's great news, Frodo! I am moving to Phx next spring to apply for the bridge program, and I was worried that I would be waiting with all the Rn students! I am glad to know that the Bridge program applicants don't have to wait as long to get into block 3! Thanks!
  8. by   ADNStudentTX
    I was thinking of doing LVN for the same reasons as the thread starter. I know a guy who did this & immediately went to a nursing home doing weekend doubles & doing bridge program weekdays. If I were going LVN route, I would plan on getting a NH job to pay the bills & then plan on getting a hospital job as a new grad RN.

    However, I have decided to do my best to go staight to RN via ADN if at all possible. Hospital recruiter told me this week that they want CNAs to have a year worth of acute care experience. Sounds like the hospitals don't think too much of NH experience.
  9. by   MarcyLPN
    ok so here's my opening to vent, Im an LPN i took my LPN during high school. I was in the first class and it worked out wonderfully for me. I ws top of my class and when i graduated i wasted no time starting the RN bridge program. So here I am just turned 18, just went to my prom and graduated high school and i land a job on a medsurg at a local hospital. I love it, and i learn so much. I feel like i'm quickly accepted into this nursing "family" and looked on as a valuable member of the team. I have been told I have advanced asssesment skills for my experience and I handle codes really well. Until recently we followed a primary nursing model and when i came across something i couldnt do i would just grab an available RN. Recently they have switched us to relationship based care aka team nursing. I work with some great nurses LPN and RN. unfortunately I cant work with the same RN every night. Some of our RNs are incompetent, truly. We have one who refused to start a new IV for a pt getting blood and just watched as the blood poured out AROUND the IV and just cont'd to place 4x4s over it. One that changed a heparin drip rate that was supposed to be at 13.2 ml/hour to 132 ML/HR!!! Then recently I was in a rapid response situation where the RN just wanted nothing to do with it. I was getting vitals, paging the RTS and rapid response team, calling the DR and getting orders and watching this pt go down (not even my pt) while the RN just insisted she was having a panic attack and gave her iv ativan while we were working on the pt, the RT bout ripped her a new one and she did indeed end up depressing her resp even more. She went to icu, she was not having a panic attack thats for sure. I just feel like if they are gonna act like the Lpns need an Rn o be diretly over us shouldnt they be competent? All theyve done is manage to effectively take away our charge nurses and secretaries and make us do it all. all the while they talk about the rn gold and disregard the valuble LPNs they have. I cant wait until i get my RN b/c i know im a good nurse but i'm not treated like a R.ealN.urse
  10. by   GeauxNursing
    how did you get your LPN while still in high school? I wish someone would've told me to go to nursing school way back then!
  11. by   frodo-dog
    Hi GeauxNursing. I am off to see the advisor late Monday. I want to ask for sure what the bridge wait is. For the block 1 its 1900 waiting applicants, that equates to 2 years. I am new to this board and dont know how to let you know what they say. I will try to find this page again and "quick reply" again on Tuesday.
  12. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from GeauxNursing
    how did you get your LPN while still in high school? I wish someone would've told me to go to nursing school way back then!
    Some public school districts offer part-time vocational training during the student's last 2 years of high school, if the student opts to take a vocational track instead of a college-prep pathway. They can train for trades and careers such as CNA, LPN, welder, computerized office clerk, automotive technician, woodworker, chef, medical assistant, childcare assistant, and so forth.

    Once the student graduates from high school, they also graduate with a trade, skill, or potential new career.
  13. by   belgarion
    I have a couple of relatives who are floor managers at two different LARGE hospitals. They have told me on several occasions that if they have two applicants for a RN position, one with a brand new ADN and a few years LVN experience and one with a brand new BSN but no real world experience, they both will take the ADN every single time. Don't let anyone tell you that LVN experience is worthless.

    As far as working as an LVN in a hospital goes, don't turn up your nose at small town facilities. They can be great places to work while you go for your RN and you can actually get broader base of experience there. Good luck at whatever you do.

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